Thai Leaders Reject Talks with Red Shirts

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Thai government rejected requests for talks today from anti-government red-shirt protestors.

"We have agreed to a new round of talks proposed by the Senate because if we allow things to go on like this, we don’t know how many more lives will be lost,” the protestors' leader Nattawut Saikua said.

Saikua's referring to the violence that's taken place between Thai troops and protestors in the past few months. Nearly 40 people have died in clashes this past week. The red-shirts want Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to step down and call for new elections.

The Associated Press reports that Thai leaders said they would not meet with the protestors until they leave the streets they've been camping out in for months.

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